Women's Leadership

36-year-old Kasinathan Santhirathevi is happy that she earns more and mentors others in her village. Photograph: Oxfam
“Before I took part in Project Direct’s Training of Trainers program, my weekly income was around 10,000 LKR. Now I earn 25,000 every week by selling rice-based food products,” 36-year-old Kasinathan Santhirathevi explains with much delight how her participation in Project Direct...
Nageshwaran Pushpawathi now earns Rs. 28,000 every month. Photograph: Oxfam
Nageshwaran Pushpawathi is a mother of three children, aged 11, 8, and 2. Her husband cultivates a 5-acre farm two seasons each year, but that income was not enough to meet all of the family’s expenses. Since they returned to their village, after having been displaced for one year, in 2008,...
By processing rice before selling, women can earn more. Photograph: Nipuna Kumbalathara/Oxfam
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